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Fees and charges for Queensland regulated ships

Recreational marine licences

Fee type Cost as of 1 July 2021
Recreational marine driver licence $116.85
Personal watercraft licence $116.85

Queensland regulated ship registration and renewal of registration fees

Fee type Cost as of 1 July 2021
Use component fee. This fee is collected on top of the registration fees listed below
(collected on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries)
$23.45
General Queensland regulated ship registration fees  
Up to and including 4.5m $91.85
4.51–6.00m $204.20
6.01–10.00m $354.30
10.01–15.00m $531.35
15.01–20.00m $664.15
20.01m and over $841.75
Pensioner/concession card holder registration fees  
Up to and including 4.5m $45.90
4.51–6.00m $102.10
6.01–10.00m $177.15
10.01–15.00m $265.65
15.01–20.00m $332.10
20.01m and over $420.90
Other fees  
Administration fee to renew Queensland regulated ship after expiry $16.80
Inspection of ship—per 15 minutes $36.25
Transfer of Queensland regulated ship registration $29.70
Administration fee for a refund of Queensland regulated ship registration $18.35
Copy of current particulars of ship in register $19.60
Copy of historic particulars of ship in register $31.25

Restricted Use Authority fees

Fee type Cost as of 1 July 2021
Issue of restricted use authority for a term longer than 1 month  
For the first restricted authority $284.55
For the second or subsequent restricted use authority $115.65
Replacement document $60.80
Issue of authority for 1 month or less (by length):  
50m or less $102.15
50.01–80.00m $218.00
80.01–150.00m $462.35
150.01–200.00m $726.55
More than 200m $990.65

Pilot Licences and Pilot Exemption Certificates

Fee type Cost as of 1 July 2021
Pilot licence  
Examination fee for Pilot licence $274.70
Issue of Pilot licence $274.70
Examination fee for Pilotage exemption certificate $274.70
Issue of Pilotage exemption certificate $274.70
Application fee to amend a Pilot licence—exam required $274.70
Application fee to amend a Pilot licence—otherwise $56.00
Issue of an amended Pilot licence $274.70
Application fee to amend a Pilotage exemption certificate—exam required $274.70
Application fee to amend a Pilotage exemption certificate—otherwise $56.00
Application to renew a Pilot licence or a Pilotage exemption certificate $135.40
Issue of renewal of Pilot licence or Pilotage exemption certificate $274.70
Replacement of a lost, damaged or destroyed Pilot licence or Pilotage exemption certificate $42.10

Pilotage fees

2021–22 Pilotage fees (including GST)

  Port pilotage fees—from 1 July 2021
Pilotage area Minimum fee >80–150m >150–200m >200–250m >250m Delay fee
(per hour)
Cancellation
fee
Abbot Point $1,350.65 $28.95 $26.30 $20.95 $18.35 $383.85 $767.80
Brisbane $2,331.80 $51.35 $46.75 $37.35 $32.70 $434.00 $867.90
Bundaberg $1,356.85 $29.45 $26.70 $21.40 $18.80 $367.30 $734.40
Cairns $1,357.80 $29.50 $26.85 $21.45 $18.85 $367.30 $734.40
Cape Flattery $1,377.65 $31.30 $28.50 $22.80 $20.00 $400.55 $801.20
Cooktown $1,207.85 $26.35 $24.00 $19.10 $16.80 $333.80 $667.65
Gladstone $1,967.45 $43.20 $39.35 $31.45 $27.50 $434.00 $867.90
Hay Point $1,524.40 $32.35 $29.45 $23.55 $20.60 $383.85 $767.80
Karumba $1,216.30 $27.10 $24.65 $19.75 $17.25 $333.80 $667.65
Lucinda $1,346.50 $28.50 $25.95 $20.70 $18.05 $383.85 $767.80
Mackay $1,347.65 $28.60 $26.10 $20.80 $18.15 $367.30 $734.40
Maryborough $1,207.85 $26.35 $24.00 $19.10 $16.80 $333.80 $667.65
Mourilyan $1,348.60 $28.80 $26.15 $20.85 $18.25 $367.30 $734.40
Port Douglas $1,207.85 $26.35 $24.00 $19.10 $16.80 $333.80 $667.65
Rockhampton $1,339.70 $27.90 $25.40 $20.35 $17.75 $333.80 $667.65
Skardon River $1,207.85 $26.35 $24.00 $19.10 $16.80 $333.80 $667.65
Southport $1,207.85 $26.35 $24.00 $19.10 $16.80 $333.80 $667.65
Thursday Island $1,207.85 $26.35 $24.00 $19.10 $16.80 $333.80 $667.65
Townsville $1,360.90 $29.80 $27.10 $21.65 $19.00 $367.30 $734.40
Weipa $2,073.85 $46.45 $42.20 $33.75 $29.55 $434.00 $867.90

Conservancy dues

Ship type Conservancy due charged 2021
Ship on intra or interstate voyage for each gross tonne or part of a gross tonne—up to 500gt $0.154/gt
(or part of gross tonne)
Ship on intra or interstate voyage for each gross tonne or part of a gross tonne—over 500gt $0.253/gt
(or part of gross tonne)
Any other ship $0.253/gt
(or part of gross tonne)

Buoy mooring fees

Fee type Cost as of 1 July 2021
Initial assessment fee $95.55
Restricted mooring occupation/renewal fee  
Category 2 area—12 months occupation $95.55
Category 3 area—12 months occupation $57.40
Unrestricted mooring occupation/renewal fee  
Category 2 area—12 months occupation $191.50
Category 3 area—12 months occupation $95.55
Category 2 area—12 months occupation: Business—each mooring after first 5 moorings $76.55
Category 3 area—12 months occupation: Business—each mooring after first 5 moorings $57.40

Other fees

Fee type Cost as of 1 July 2021
Aquatic event authority $38.55
Take off and landing approval (TIWMR) $108.25
Electronic search to verify person is the holder of a licence $7.45
Training program approval—application fee $558.85
Training program approval—criminal history fee $46.50
Temporary permit $158.85
Last updated
13 July 2021